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Lior Modan  (born 1983) lives and works in Queens, New York. 

His practice exists in constant slippage between distinct territories: painting and object, abstraction and figuration, gestural and surreal. Modan received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University's Sculpture + Extended Media program (2013), and his BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel (2009). 


Modan’s work has been exhibited in venues domestically and abroad. 

Recent solo exhibitions were held at CPM, Baltimore (2024), Make Room, Los Angeles (2021), Triumph, Chicago (2017), Golconda Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016), and NURTUREart in Brooklyn (2015). 

Selected group exhibitions include the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, Marinaro Gallery, New York, Peana Projects, Mexico, F2T Gallery, Milan, Italy; Harkawik Gallery, Los Angeles, Coustof Waxman Gallery, New York, WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong, Petach-Tikva Museum, Israel, and Haifa Museum, Israel, among others. 


In 2022, Modan released a collaboration with Kelly Wearstler named Technicolor. The project consisted of a series of three velvet works, each in editions of 10. 


His work was featured in various newspapers and magazines, such as The Observer, Architectural Digest, Timeout, Modern China, HyperAllergic, Wallpaper Magazine, and NewcityArts.  


Modan has been an Artist-in-Residence at the LMCC Workspace Residency (2013-2014, NYC), and the Seven Below Arts initiative (2013, Burlington, VT). Modan received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award (2008-10), the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem Excellence Prize (2009), the Phi Kappa Phi award (2011-12), the Feed Biennial award (2013), the VSC Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship (2013).

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